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Australia Passes Amended ‘Media Bargaining Law’

Australia becomes first country in the world where a government arbitrator can set prices tech giants must pay for local…

2 months ago

Facebook To Invest $1 Billion In News Industry

After the very public row with the Australian government, Facebook confirms it is investing $1 billion in the news industry

2 months ago

Facebook Restarts Australian News, After Government Agrees Changes

Australian government agrees to alter its 'media bargaining law', after Facebook blocked local news from its platform last week

2 months ago

Facebook’s Australian News Ban Spurs International Outcry

World leaders take umbrage at Facebook's decision to ban news from its platform in Australia, as US lawmaker calls move…

2 months ago

US Bill Would Help Smaller Publishers Negotiate With Facebook, Google

Planned US bill would allow small news publishers to band together in negotiations with big tech platforms such as Facebook…

2 months ago

Facebook Pulls News From Australia, Citing Incoming Law

Australia has been 'unfriended' by Facebook, after it follows through on warning and stops users sharing news on its platforms

2 months ago

Google Launches ‘News Showcase’ Scheme In Australia

Service launched down under in bid to neutralise Australian government effort to force firms to pay local content publishers

2 months ago

Google CEO Pichai Has ‘Constructive Meeting’ With Australian PM

Australian prime minister reportedly has “constructive meeting” with Alphabet boss Sundar Pichai over controversial media law

2 months ago

Australia Claims Microsoft Bing Ready To Replace Google Search

Government minister claims Microsoft's Bing ready to step in, if Google follows through on threat to withdraw search from Australia

2 months ago

Google To Restore ‘News Showcase’ Service To Australia – Report

Despite confrontation with Australian government over content payments, Google reportedly readies own news service down under

3 months ago

Facebook News Launches In UK After Deals Signed

Curated news service for UK Facebook users launches, after deals signed with the Telegraph, Daily Mail, Guardian, Sky News etc

3 months ago

Google Warns It May Withdraw Search Engine From Australia

Nuclear option. Google executive warns it will withdraw search engine from Australia due to 'unworkable' publisher payments law

3 months ago

US Asks Australia To Scrap Proposed Publisher Payment Law

Major clash down under is looming, after Australia rejects US request to halt new law to force Google, Facebook to…

3 months ago

Australian Government Slams Google For Blocking Local Content

Users in Australia complain after Google blocks local websites, after Australia seeks to force tech firms to pay for news…

3 months ago

Australia Finalises Plan For Google, Facebook To Pay Publishers For News

Google and Facebook continue to object, but Australia presses ahead with new law to force them to pay publishers for…

4 months ago

UK To Implement Tougher Competition Rules On Tech In 2021

Competition and Markets Authority to implement tougher competition laws on tech giants such as Facebook and Google in 2021

5 months ago

French Appeals Court Orders Google To Talk To Publishers

Begin talks now about reusing content. French Appeals Court tells Google it must talk to French publishers over payments to…

6 months ago

Google Removes Australia From ‘News Showcase’ Scheme

Google scheme to compensate news publishers will be 'paused' in Australia due to disagreement with tough local restrictions

6 months ago

Google To Pay News Publishers $1 Billion Over Three Years

Big financial commitment revealed by Google to news publishers in a number of countries, starting in Germany and rolling out…

7 months ago

Aussie Regulator Refuses To Back Down After Facebook News Warning

Blunt warning from Facebook about blocking news sharing down under, receives equally blunt response from antitrust officials

7 months ago

Facebook To Block News Sharing In Australia Over Proposed Law Change

Blunt message for Australian politicians, as Facebook warns it will block news sharing down under if proposed law is approved

8 months ago

Google To Pay Publishers For ‘High Quality’ News In Three Countries

Regulatory pressure payout? Search engine confirms it will pay some news publishers in certain countries to license news content

10 months ago

Google Told By French Regulator To Pay For Re-using News Or Content

Google has been instructed by the French competition authority to pay French publishers and news agencies for re-using content or…

1 year ago

Mark Zuckerberg Promises Major Shakeup Of Facebook Newsfeed

More personal posts and less commercial content will be promoted on users' Facebook Newsfeed, CEO says

3 years ago

CNN To Gather News Using Drones, Sets Up UAS Unit

Two full-time drone operators will help the network integrate the unmanned aircraft systems into its ongoing news coverage

5 years ago

WHSmith Blames ‘Administrative Error’ For Privacy Mishap

British newsagent denies data breach after customer information is reportedly emailed to its entire mailing list

6 years ago

Facebook Wants To Become Your One-Stop Shop For News

Social network looking to host content from news organisations

6 years ago

Google Shuts Down The News In Spain

Search giant pulls Google News following dispute over ‘tax’ on story links

6 years ago

AWS Summit: DynamoDB Powers The Times’ Paywall

Amazon database DynamoDB runs the Times' paywall, says News International's CIO Chris Taylor

8 years ago

Osborne Opens Google’s Tech City Campus

Google's start up haven in London's Tech City has been launched by Chancellor Osborne

9 years ago